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by captainmeme
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 132
Views: 5197

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

What's the reason that the SL models were used here rather than the RL models? Were you not able to produce decent performance with the RL models? This is answered at the end of the paper: "Probably the most interesting result to emerge from our analysis is the difference between the SL agent (trai...
by captainmeme
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Game event notifications
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: Game event notifications

There is another option for game notifications. Give people an option of linking their discord account to their webdip account...then webdip sends direct messages to users over discord. If the user has the discord app on their phone they get the notifications. What do you think? I actually use some...
by captainmeme
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 132
Views: 5197

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Thanks very much Kestas. Congrats to you and your team. Restitution, you can have access to the code on the following repos on Github: - https://github.com/diplomacy/diplomacy/ - https://github.com/diplomacy/research/ Just the beginning of a new world! I've read the paper, and a lot went over my he...
by captainmeme
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Waterloo Opening
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: The Waterloo Opening

A_Tin_Can was trying this opening out to see if he could make it work a couple of years ago. I don't know whether it ever did. As the local Key Lepanto enthusiast, this opening appeals to me from a 'this is awesome if it works' standpoint but it's actually worse than the Key from a likelihood not to...
by captainmeme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Belt Game Series
Replies: 132
Views: 16429

Re: Championship Belt Game Series

Belt's back to its original owner friendos :D
by captainmeme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Belt Game Series
Replies: 132
Views: 16429

Re: Championship Belt Game Series

148. Who will be next? 147. Won by captainmeme (A) vs mhsmith0 (F) 146. Won by mhsmith0 (A) vs bdublicious (F) 145. Won by mhsmith0 (F) vs Temasek22 (A) 144. Won by Temasek22 (F) vs Foxcastle (A) 143. Won by Foxcastle (A) vs Tony_The_Ace (F) 142. Won by Foxcastle (F) vs Dragoncool9 (A) 141. Won by F...
by captainmeme
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Apparently I can't edit the link in, so here it is: Diplomacy Academy 4: Negotiating from a position of weakness I highly recommend this entire series to any player who hasn't seen it yet, Chris Martin is a former World Champion in the Face to Face side of the game and his advice shows that througho...
by captainmeme
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Two things to say here: Public Draw Votes is huge. It's not just because you can gang up on the holdout - if you know who is holding out, and are in a game with two particularly large players, you can also threaten to throw the game to whichever one of them has their draw vote in - Chris Martin has ...
by captainmeme
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

I just want to take a moment to provide some examples of how good these professors are. For jmo: https://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=71371 For Balki: https://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=226807 For Meme: https://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=182619 This is actually a grea...
by captainmeme
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Quick note - Apologies for using 'he' for every power in my lectures. That's probably not going to stop anytime soon, but I try to use 'they' or the power's name wherever I remember to do so. It is true that right now the majority of Diplomacy players are male, but hopefully that's something that wi...
by captainmeme
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Alrighty! Spring and Autumn have been and gone, and I want to give something of a continuation lecture to my opening one. The big focus of that lecture was around whether it's a good plan to open aggressively or not, and what the benefits and downsides of doing so are. Now we've got some actual exam...
by captainmeme
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

This is a big part of why it's important to talk to everyone on the board. The more people you have effective communication lines with, the more information you're going to hear, and some of that is going to be immediately useful to you.
by captainmeme
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

My background is in gunboat. In gunboat games, there are a few contentious spaces on the first turn--English Channel, Burgundy, Piedmont, Tyrolia, Galicia, Black Sea--that multiple players either try to take themselves, or must consider the ramifications of another player moving there. Of course, i...
by captainmeme
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9751

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Mornin' class! Today we're going to be discussing openings. Not going into detail on opening press so much - I think my fellow professors have covered that for the most part - but specifically on what you should be thinking about when choosing your orderset for the season. The Opening is the part of...
by captainmeme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Commentary Livestream @ 7EDT Today (Nexus Finals)
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

Commentary Livestream @ 7EDT Today (Nexus Finals)

Howdy friends, With the conclusion of the Nexus Tournament comes another Blind Commentary with Ezio! If you missed it, you can find the last one here :) If you're very out of the loop and managed to miss the Nexus Tournament entirely, there's a thread in the Tournaments section of the site that will...
by captainmeme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 37239

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

(working on putting them up on the Tournaments page but it'll take a while there)
by captainmeme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 37239

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

The final results are here: For FvA showdown For GvI showdown As CptMike said, full standings can be found here. The prizewinners are as follows: Xorxes - (1500 + 1500)*2 = 6000 Cspieker - (600 + 300)*2 = 1800 MadMarx - (600 + 100)*2 = 1400 CptMike - (300 + 100)*2 = 800 Genghiz - (300 + 100)*2 = 80...
by captainmeme
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 37239

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

All point prizes have been distributed! If you placed 13th or above in either tournament, you should have received a PM telling you how much you won. Let me know if you placed in a prize position and didn't receive one. Huge congratulations to anyone who won points (finishing 13th or above is no mea...
by captainmeme
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 37239

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I don't suppose anyone has a master list of all the games in these tournaments available? Or a common naming convention that would differ from previous versions of this tournament? edit captainmeme does and is adding this tournament to the finished tournaments page with the new tournament tools. Yo...
by captainmeme
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 37239

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I don't necessarily have a problem with reducing the prize pool if the moderators now think this is excessive, but I do resent the implication that this was something I 'snuck by' them in the application. This was my application form. The winnings doubling is very clearly stated under section 13, I ...